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Poplar Bluff woman stabbed after argument over money (06/24/09)
POPLAR BLUFF, Mo. -- An apparent argument over stolen money sent a Poplar Bluff woman to the hospital with multiple stabs wounds and her alleged attacker to jail. Kristi Lee Berkman, 20, was listed as a patient at Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center at about 10:30 a.m. today. She told deputies last night she expected to be released this morning...
No one injured in morning Cape Girardeau apartment fire (06/24/09)
A morning fire in a Cape Girardeau apartment this morning left a structure damaged, but didn't result in injuries. The fire happened around 11 a.m. at 501 S. Middle St.
Analysts see relief from rising gas prices (06/24/09)
Tuesday afternoon Jon Lunceford filled up his GMC truck at $2.57 per gallon, a bargain for the resident of Carbondale, Ill., where gas prices are 25 cents higher than Cape Girardeau.
Twin-engine plane makes emergency landing at Cape Girardeau airport on one engine (06/24/09)
A small, twin-engine plane was forced to make an emergency landing Tuesday afternoon at the Cape Girardeau Regional Airport after losing power to one engine, said fire department battalion chief Steve Niswonger. The plane, a Beechcraft C90, was making its way from New Madrid, Mo., to Jefferson City, Mo., when the right engine failed, said pilot Collin Little of Springfield, Mo.
Charles Sander remembered as kind, generous (06/24/09)
The people who knew and loved Charles Sander are quick to highlight his generosity, kindness and willingness to help a neighbor in need. Sander, who died Tuesday morning, was well-known in Southeast Missouri. He worked as the executive vice president of Coca-Cola Co. of Southeast Missouri until he was 85 years old. He was also a dedicated member of First Presbyterian Church, the Rotary Club of Jackson and the Tower Club...
Missing Cape Girardeau woman found safe (06/24/09)
A Cape Girardeau woman who was reported missing over the weekend has been found. Cpl. Adam Glueck, spokesperson for the police department, said Leeann Hopson, 25, contacted police at 4:30 p.m. Monday to inform them she was safe and at her home at 1010 Jefferson Ave...
Gov. Nixon to be part of tonight's Kenny Rogers, Neal Boyd benefit concert in Sikeston (06/24/09)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- The guest list for today's benefit concert hosted by Kenny Rogers and Neal E. Boyd has become a bit more prominent. Gov. Jay Nixon's office confirmed the governor will be among the spectators at the concert. He'll also play a special role in the events...
Three suits filed in Perryville official's firing (06/24/09)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- The firing of former Perryville city administrator Bill Lewis in May has led to the filing of three lawsuits involving the city. One of the suits, filed by the city of Perryville, seeks a clarification on Missouri's Sunshine Law regarding personnel records; the other two were brought by Lewis, challenging the legality and circumstances of his termination...
Morning vehicle rollover on Good Hope Street leads to minor injuries (06/24/09)
A rollover accident on Good Hope Street sent one to the hosptial for minor injuries Tuesday morning, police said. Davis A. Williams, driving a 1997 Chevrolet Silverado, struck the passenger side of a Dodge Dakota driven by Robert L. Meyers
Heat could be causing 'explosions' on Stoddard County roads (06/24/09)
DEXTER, Mo. -- The sudden surge in temperatures accompanied by rainfall in the past few weeks have kept Missouri Department of Transportation employees busy repairing "blow-ups" on Stoddard County highways.
City of Jackson announces July 4th trash schedule (06/24/09)
The City of Jackson sanitation department will not collect trash on July 3, in observance of the July 4th holiday. Trash normally collected on July 3 will instead be picked up July 6. The city's recycling center will also be closed July 3 and 4. For more information contact the sanitation department at 243-2333 or public works department at 243-2300...
County employees to receive CPR, defibrillator use training (06/24/09)
The Cape Girardeau County Commission unanimously passed a motion for a safety initiative Monday to offer first aid, CPR and automatic external defibrillator training to county employees. First District Commissioner Paul Koeper began looking for ways to ensure a safe work environment in the county highway department two months ago. His efforts grew to incorporate all county employees...
Jackson School Board OKs budget for next school year (06/24/09)
The Jackson School District's $42.5 million budget for next year includes nearly $1.5 million in stimulus funds. The school board approved the budget at its meeting Tuesday. Wade Bartels, the district's chief financial officer said the stimulus funds will be used to expand preschool programs, professional development opportunities and a technology initiative...
MoDOT trucks to be retrofitted to cut emissions (06/24/09)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- The Missouri Department of Transportation is retrofitting some of its trucks to reduce diesel pollution in urban areas. Engines will be upgraded in 17 dump trucks, while five trucks will be replaced with new, less polluting models. Other vehicles will be equipped with emission-control devices or idle-reduction technology...
Mo. executions on hold because of federal review (06/24/09)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Executions effectively are on hold again in Missouri. Incoming Chief Justice William Price Jr. said Tuesday that it's unlikely the state Supreme Court will schedule additional executions while a federal stay is in place for the execution of Reginald Clemons...
Investment advisers worry about coming reforms (06/24/09)
OMAHA, Neb. -- Many investment advisers are concerned about regulatory changes that may be imposed on them as the government tries to improve protections for investors. Omaha-based TD Ameritrade surveyed 503 registered investment advisers last month about their views on the economy and their businesses...
New CEO set to take reins at Best Buy today (06/24/09)
CHICAGO -- Almost 25 years after he was hired as a sales clerk in a small regional electronics store, Brian Dunn is set to become the next CEO of Best Buy Co. today. The 49-year-old, who succeeds retiring CEO Brad Anderson to become the third person to lead the nation's largest consumer electronics retailer and its 155,000 employees, takes the helm at a time when the company's challenges are considerable...
Fed mulls tweaks to economic revival programs (06/24/09)
WASHINGTON -- With signs the U.S. economy is improving but still fragile, Federal Reserve policymakers are considering whether some programs intended to drive down rates on mortgages and other consumer debt should be slowed down. Most economists predict Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke and his colleagues won't launch any bold new efforts at the end of a two-day meeting Wednesday...
Obama talks tougher on Iran violence (06/24/09)
WASHINGTON -- President Obama on Tuesday declared the United States and the entire world "appalled and outraged" by Iran's violent efforts to crush dissent, a clear toughening of his rhetoric as Republican critics at home pound him as being too passive...
Obama wants to trim complex college aid form (06/24/09)
WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration plans to simplify the federal college aid form, which at 153 questions drives millions of families to give up before they finish it. President Obama wants to make the form much more user-friendly as part of a sweeping plan to put higher education within reach of more students...
Computer failure may have led to train crash (06/24/09)
WASHINGTON -- Investigators looking into the deadly crash of two Metro transit trains focused Tuesday on why a computerized system failed to halt an oncoming train, even though there is evidence the operator tried to slow it down. At the time of the crash, the train was also operating in automatic mode, meaning it was controlled primarily by computer. In that mode, the operator's main job is to open and close the doors and respond to emergencies...
Global recession nearing bottom, OECD says (06/24/09)
PARIS -- The deepest global recession in over 60 years is close to bottoming out, but recovery will be weak unless governments do more to remove uncertainty over banks' balance sheets, the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) said Wednesday...
US dollar down in Europe (06/24/09)
LONDON -- The U.S. dollar was lower against other major currencies in European trading this morning. Gold rose. The euro traded at US$1.4104, up from US$1.4083 late Tuesday in New York. Other dollar rates: --95.14 Japanese yen, down from 95.26 --1.0651 Swiss francs, down from 1.0671...
Protests in Iran muted by tougher crackdown (06/24/09)
TEHRAN, Iran -- Overwhelmed by police and left with limited alternatives, Iranian demonstrators resorted Tuesday to more subtle ways of challenging the outcome of the presidential election: holding up posters, shouting from rooftops and turning on car headlights...
Central's Simmons to sign to play golf at Evansville (06/24/09)
Tim Simmons' decision to switch from baseball to golf will be validated Thursday when he signs a letter of intent to play Division I golf next year. Simmons, who graduated from Central in May, will sign to play golf at the University of Evansville. "I played baseball my freshman year and played a lot of JV and practiced with the varsity for Central," Simmons said. ...
Area digest 6/24 (06/24/09)
Obergoenner earns academic all-district Central graduate Todd Obergoenner recently was named to the ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District V first team. Obergoenner was a co-captain on the Southern Illinois University Carbondale men's golf team. He posted a 74.4 stroke average on the course and a 4.0 grade-point average in exercise science in the classroom this season...
Obama plans to throw out first pitch (06/24/09)
WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama plans to throw out the ceremonial first pitch before the All-Star game at Busch Stadium in St. Louis on July 14. The White House said Tuesday that Major League Baseball's focus on community service matches Obama's service initiative this summer, known as United We Serve...
Cardinals ride two-hitter to 3-0 win over New York (06/24/09)
NEW YORK -- Inducing one harmless grounder after another, Joel Pineiro ended a monthlong losing streak in style and made the depleted Mets look feeble. Pineiro pitched a career-best two-hitter to stop a five-start skid, dominating New York again and leading the St. Louis Cardinals to a rain-delayed 3-0 victory Tuesday night...
All-Star Game could be true scorcher (06/24/09)
ST. LOUIS -- Joel Pineiro's right leg gave way at the end of his seven-inning stint in 90-degree heat last week, the cramping in his calf so painful that his teammates had to carry the Cardinals pitcher off the field. He tried to walk it off in the dugout, but wound up begging trainer Barry Weinberg for help...
Hansbrough tires of constant doubters (06/24/09)
EAST RUTHERFFORD, N.J. -- In the closing minutes of his eighth and final workout before the NBA draft, Tyler Hansbrough stood along the baseline of the New Jersey Nets' practice court wearing a sweat saturated gray jersey, catching his breath before another shooting drill...
Yzerman, Hull, Robitaille, Leetch get Hall of Fame call (06/24/09)
Steve Yzerman's greatest accomplishment in captaining the Detroit Red Wings to the 2002 Stanley Cup might have been managing all the egos on that star-studded roster. The talent of that team never was more evident than Tuesday, when three members were elected to the Hockey Hall of Fame. Yzerman, Brett Hull and Luc Robitaille will be inducted alongside Brian Leetch and New Jersey Devils president Lou Lamoriello on Nov. 9...
Texas forces decisive Game 3 (06/24/09)
OMAHA, Neb. -- Freshman Taylor Jungmann limited LSU to five hits in his first complete game, and Russell Moldenhauer hit his record-tying fourth home run of the College World Series as Texas evened the best-of-three finals with a 5-1 victory over LSU on Tuesday night...
Recipe Swap: Recipes from the family vault (06/24/09)
I am busy getting ready for our family reunion over the Independence Day weekend. We have family come in from about 12 states and usually host 100 to 125 people. It takes a lot of planning, shopping and cooking to feed everyone for several days. I have a large master notebook and keep records from year to year, which helps. ...
Year-round design: Hollies make a good foundation for landscapes (06/24/09)
One of the first questions I ask when consulting with a landscape client is "Do you want to have evergreens as the foundation for your landscape?" The response is usually quite comical.
Ed McMahon dies at 86 (06/24/09)
LOS ANGELES -- Ed McMahon, the loyal "Tonight" show sidekick who bolstered boss Johnny Carson with guffaws and a resounding "H-e-e-e-e-e-ere's Johnny!" for 30 years, died early Tuesday. He was 86. McMahon died shortly after midnight at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center surrounded by his wife, Pam, and other family members, said his publicist, Howard Bragman...
Museum to celebrate Walt Disney (06/24/09)
SAN FRANCISCO -- He's the reason many people can't stop themselves from finishing the song line beginning "M-I-C-K-E-Y," the force causing legions to see marching mops when they hear the rousing strains of "The Sorcerer's Apprentice." But the story of Walt Disney the man sometimes gets forgotten in the telling of his legend. Descendants of the 20th-century innovator hope to fix that disconnect with The Walt Disney Family Museum, opening this fall in San Francisco...
Jimmy Griffin (06/24/09)
ANNA, Ill. -- Jimmy D. Griffin, 44, of Anna died Monday, June 22, 2009, at his home. Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to service time Friday at Crain Funeral Home in Anna. The funeral will be at noon Friday at the funeral home, with Dare Aden officiating...
Carl Myers (06/24/09)
MARBLE HILL, Mo. -- Carl Edward "Butch" Myers, 70, of Marble Hill died Monday, June 22, 2009, at his home. He was born May 11, 1939, in Grassy, Mo., son of Marvin and Lula Myrtle Brown Myers. He and Movelda Pleasene Fennell were married June 12, 1964, in St. Louis...
Elly Herrmann (06/24/09)
Elly G. Herrmann, 100, of Scottsdale, Ariz., passed away Saturday, June 20, 2009. She was born Feb. 3, 1909, in Berlin to George and Agnes Habermann. She came to the United States in 1925. She married Arthur A. Herrmann on April 27, 1935, in Springfield, Mo. They moved to Cape Girardeau in 1937. Mr. Herrmann passed away in May 1988...
Herman Umfleet (06/24/09)
ADVANCE, Mo. -- Herman Edward Umfleet, 85, of Marshfield, Mo., passed away Sunday, June 21, 2009, at Webco Manor in Marshfield. He was born Aug. 11, 1923, in Painton, Mo., son of Lawrence Henry and Irene Gunter Umfleet. He and Jewell Arlene Fowler were married Dec. 22, 1944. He and Jewell were lifelong residents of Advance until moving to Marshfield in 2006 to be closer to their family...
Charles Sander (06/24/09)
Charles William Sander, 93, of Jackson died Tuesday, June 23, 2009, at the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. He was born July 15, 1915, at Whitewater, son of Charles Henry and Olga Meyer Sander. He married Catheryn L. Macke on Nov. 6, 1937. She died Feb. 20, 1964. He and Rosamond S. Milde Miller were married Aug. 5. 1966. She died Oct. 13, 2002...
Nancy Stinson (06/24/09)
Nancy Sue Stinson, 66, of Jackson passed away Monday, June 22, 2009, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. She was born Dec. 1, 1942, in Vinita, Okla., daughter of Paul and Amanda Rogers George. She and John W. Stinson were married May 28, 1965, in Miami, Okla...
Births 6/24/09 (06/24/09)
Urbonavicius; Bishop; Brown; Porter; Sisk; Johnson; Hartlein; Sturm; Street; Hobeck; Woods
Police report 6/24/09 (06/24/09)
Cape Girardeau: DWI; Arrests; Assaults; Thefts; Burglaries; Property damage; Miscellaneous; Jackson: Theft; Miscellaneous
Fire report 6/24/09 (06/24/09)
Cape Girardeau Firefighters responded to the following calls Monday: Firefighters responded to the following calls Tuesday:...
Out of the past 6/24/09 (06/24/09)
25 years ago: June 24, 1984 Stereo One, an area audio and video specialty store, has announced it will relocate around Sept. 1 to West Park Center, increasing the store's size by about 50 percent; Stereo One is now at 4 West Park Village. The Cape County Association for Retarded Citizens holds an open house celebrating its 25th anniversary at the VIP Industries building; workers do their regular work for visitors touring the facility...
Polling observations (06/24/09)
With nothing better to do, I flipped the remote to one of the many news channels. I was on Day 2 of my self-imposed news blackout of state-run media. But, like any other addict, I reached the point where I thought it appropriate to play catch-up and see how the world was spinning...
Bald Knob Cross of Peace (06/24/09)
From many an elevated spot in Southeast Missouri or Southern Illinois, you can see the Bald Knob Cross of Peace on the highest hilltop in Illinois near Alto Pass. The 110-foot cross with its gleaming white porcelain-on-steel panels has provided a commanding view since it was completed in 1963. Now in need of repairs, a not-for-profit organization called Friends of the Cross is raising $300,000...
Speak Out 6/24/09 (06/24/09)
Noisy lawn care; Iran's election; Balance the budget; Inspiration
Prayer 6/24/09 (06/24/09)
Forgive us when we are in error, O God, and save us from our sins. Amen.
SOUTHWEST MISSOURI CONGRESSMAN/CANDIDATE FOR U.S. SENATE, ROY BLUNT AND LT. GOVERNOR PETER KINDER TO ATTEND CAPE COUNTY GOP'S PIG ROAST THIS WEEKEND (06/24/09)
SOUTHWEST MISSOURI CONGRESSMAN/CANDIDATE FOR U.S. SENATE, ROY BLUNT AND LT. GOVERNOR PETER KINDER TO ATTEND CAPE COUNTY GOP'S PIG ROAST THIS WEEKEND Cape Girardeau County- Offices of both US Congressman Roy Blunt and Lt. Governor Peter Kinder have confirmed their attendance to the weekend's GOP Pig Roast. ...
The Caretaking Matriarch (06/24/09)
For as long as I've known her, Aunt Margaret, (Aunt Maggie as she has come to be known), has been the caretaker of me and our extended family. I recall an early stay in the hospital at the age of four or five where Aunt Maggie's caretaking reached out and touched me in a very peculiar way. ...
Stretching for the dollar (06/24/09)
How many of us would reach to pluck a penny from the ground? Or, would it need to be a nickel, maybe a dime before we would stretch our arm and bend our knee? Not a dilemma for my Aunt Maggie. For this 84 year-old retired nurse, finding a penny or a dollar bill brings equal pleasure because it all adds up at the end of the year...
Sunset in Orange Beach, AL (06/24/09)
This was taken a couple weeks ago on a trip to Orange Beach, AL. at sunset in Dolphin Cove.
Snake looking at me.... (06/24/09)
This snake was in our flower bed the other day....stopped me in my tracks.
What a "deer" picture (06/24/09)
Great shot of deer in our yard.
VBS Kids at Centenary United Methodist (06/24/09)
Mildred Swaim of Chateau Girardeau Health Center engages in balloon exercise with Centenary United Methodist Church Vacation Bible School children on Wednesday, June 24. (balloon exercise)
Centenary VBS at the Chateau (06/24/09)
Centenary United Methodist Church Vacation Bible School children engage in intergenerational ministry with seniors at Chateau Girardeau Health Center on Wednesday, June 24. (balloon exercise)
King Air C-90 Single-Engine Landing at KCGI (06/24/09)
KCGI got an un-expected visitor yesterday, when a C-90 King Air dropped in after suffering an engine failure at cruise. The pilot said he suspected that the right engine had lost a turbine blade after it's temparature jumped, followed by an immediate loss of power. He shut down the engine, and was directed to Cape, where he made a normal landing, and taxied to the ramp on his good engine...
Local 9 yr old raises jumbo cabbage plant (06/24/09)
This is my daughter Abby M. White from Benton MO. Abby just got out of the 3rd grade and this cabbage plant was started from a seed. She got the seed in class and raised the plant in school until it was about 4" tall and then they got to bring them home to plant in the garden. Abby goes to Kelly School in Scott County. The plant was harvested on Saturday June 20th and we took it to Diebold Orchard to be weighed in. The complete plant weighed 25.18 lbs and the head alone weighed 17.88 lbs...
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